Introducing the Top 3 Most Common Truck Accident Injuries
Accidents involving large commercial trucks frequently result in catastrophic injuries. Victims of big rig accidents often necessitate expensive medical treatment which may have to continue for several years, and may lead to huge medical bills.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)Head injuries resulting in trauma to the brain may be life-changing because they often alter the cognitive and motor functions. Most often, survivors of traumatic brain injuries continue to live with varying degrees of disability.
TBIs may occur with or without the penetration of the skull or direct trauma to the head. Brain injuries may be the effect of whiplash or fast acceleration or deceleration. When open head injuries occur, they may be the consequence of a fall or of a collision.
Traumatic brain injuries may not be immediately apparent and are often accompanied by injuries to the skull, cranial nerves, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)Injuries involving the spine can be disastrous, disrupting the way the body functions. The damage to the spine may not be apparent from the start. That is why anyone who suffers a truck accident should receive medical attention immediately.
When a dangerous SCI occurs, lives change in a significant way. Medical advances in the research of spinal cord repair and assistive devices meant to substitute lost functions have not yet managed to
undo the permanent damages of a SCI.
Getting professional help with rehabilitation and counseling is critical. When the SCI was the result of someone's negligence, a personal injury lawyer should be involved in the recovery process.
Burn injuriesEmergency care is almost always necessary, if, after a truck accident, victims suffer burn injuries. The recovery following a burn injury is painful and expensive. Patients often require skin grafts, plastic surgery, and medical care for an extended period.
Severe burns, like those from the third degrees up to the sixth degree, leave scars, require skin grafts and may affect muscles and bones. 5th and 6th-degree burns also damage tissue and ligaments and, unfortunately, may be fatal.